This is a color photograph of a pineapple floating in a cloudy sky with the sun peeking out from behind it.

ClampArt is very happy to announce the publication of The Life of Small Things—Adam Ekberg’s first monograph (Waltz Books, Clothbound, 96 pages, 45 color plates, 11 x 9 inches). The book is due to be released in November 2015, and will include an introduction by Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s.  

In his photographic interventions, Adam Ekberg presents moments both mysterious and delightful. His constructions, rendered in lavish color, are not easily decoded or resolved. A disco ball turning in the woods is simultaneously fantastic and lonely; as the beam of a flashlight bounces between mirrors in a small hallway, the scene radiates a warming light that will only ever live within the confines of the photographic frame.

Brought together for the artist’s first monograph, the images in “The Life of Small Things” confound expectations about what we perceive as the inevitability of the commonplace. Made over the course of the past decade, the series began as a response to Ekberg’s time as a hospice aide. Since then, his interventions have embraced a wide range of quiet surprises. Ekberg hints at the poignant beauty that can take shape, although fleetingly, when the spark of possibility hits the mundane.

To pre-order a copy of the book
Browse all of Adam Ekberg’s work at ClampArt

Blog Post By:
Keavy Handley Byrne, Gallery Assistant